The Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School hosted a seminar by Professor John FitzGerald, Trinity College Dublin on "Tackling Climate Change Effectively". The government's climate action plan represents a significant step forward, setting targets for 2030 and implementing a new governance system. This represents a major challenge for policy in Ireland. It is now urgent to take action to ensure we reach our objectives. This will pose a major challenge for the policy-making process. It will require major changes for all those living in Ireland. Inevitably, there will be significant costs for us all. Achieving our targets in a cost-effective manner will firstly require getting the price of carbon right. It will also require multiple other supporting measures if we are to achieve our climate goals.
This year the campus community was asked to support Earth Hour with the symbolic gesture of switching off unnecessary lights and equipment between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to heighten awareness and spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.
University of Limerick pilots new waste segregation scheme. The scheme which is spearheaded by Séan M. Collins, Facilities and Mobility Manager for the Buildings and Estates Department, aims to reduce the amount of waste generated throughout the university and limit the amount of waste ending up in landfills every year. Maintaining its initial goal to reuse existing bins on campus, the committee revamped the bins with new colour-coded stickers ranging from green (recycling), red (general waste), brown (compost) and grey (cans).
University of Limerick prides itself on a reputation for delivering translational research that makes an impact on industry, society, and the wider community. It fosters collaborative problem solving to deliver real change for our wider network of stakeholders. The UL Research Impact programme at University of Limerick highlights best practice across a series of activities including case study development, training and skills development, PhD scholarships and events.
across a series of activities including case study development, training and skills development, PhD scholarships and events.